Nuclear Medicine Question for the Week of December 5, 2016

Question:

Question:

Can 78195 be charged with 38792? Is 38792 only used if no imaging is done? Does 78195 include the injection procedure?

Answer:

Answer:

You cannot assign both. Code 78195 includes the injection and imaging. Code 38792 is used when the radiopharmaceutical is injected, and the patient is sent to surgery without imaging of the lymphatic system.